Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra in Tehama County

What sets the new Ford F-150 apart from competitors like the GMC Sierra 1500?

If you're like many drivers from around Tehama County, then you pride yourself on your discerning taste in pickup trucks. And when it comes time to select a new one, you want to be sure you're doing your due diligence and selecting the cream of the crop. Luckily, the Ford Brand has long been celebrated for producing stellar pickup trucks, and we're happy to report that the new Ford F-150 models available at our dealership in Corning continue that legacy.

However, even though the Ford F-150 has been America's Best-Selling Pickup truck for decades now, it's always facing stiff competition from its rivals. And with a strong challenge from the GMC Sierra 1500 this year, it's only natural to wonder how the new Ford F-150 measures up. Luckily, we've done all your due diligence for you and broken down the key differentiators and strengths that set the new Ford F-150 head and shoulders above the GMC Sierra 1500 and other light-duty pickups on the market today.

Design & Durability

Now, as a Ford truck dealer serving drivers from Red Bluff to Chico, CA, we know that design and styling have never been major selling points for the light-duty truck segment, and it's a very subjective topic at that. However, we'd be remiss if we didn't at least touch on the outstanding looks of the new Ford F-150. From its broad and dominant chrome-clad front grille to the meticulously crafted creases and musculature of its body, the new Ford F-150 is a real breath of fresh air in a pickup truck segment that's sorely lacking for inspiration these days. In fact, we think that when you compare the new Ford F-150 side-by-side with the GMC Sierra 1500, you'll see there's no contest! The Ford F-150 is easily the more eye-catching of the two.

That being said, while its stylistic sensibilities are stellar, it's also worth noting that the new Ford F-150 also has an edge on overall durability against the GMC Sierra 1500. You see, while the GMC Sierra 1500 uses a conventional steel body, which is prone to body rust in the long run, the new Ford F-150 uses a high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body that's impervious to such issues.


Alright, it's time to get down to brass tacks. Now, if you're in the market for a pickup truck, chances are you want to use it for hauling and towing. And whether that's moving tools and supplies to your company's next job site or taking your boat or camper out to the lake for a weekend getaway, you want to be certain you've got a pickup truck that's up to the task. Happily, the new Ford F-150 has pulling power to spare, and it easily eclipses the GMC Sierra 1500 when it comes to moving heavily loads. You see, even at its most powerful, the new GMC Sierra 1500 can only pull up to 11,800 pounds. However, a properly equipped new Ford F-150 has the brawn to tow up to 14,000 pounds, easily surpassing its competitors.

Plus, it's worth noting that the new Ford F-150 is the first pickup truck of its kind to feature a full hybrid powertrain with its 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 engine. Nothing in the GMC Sierra 1500's powertrain lineup even comes close to comparison.

Want to try out the new Ford F-150 for yourself?

We're eager to give you hands on experience here at Corning Ford. Feel free to reach out to our team to reserve your time for a test drive today.

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